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ocarina

Syllabification: oc·a·ri·na
Pronunciation: /ˌäkəˈrēnə
 
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Definition of ocarina in English:

noun

A small egg-shaped wind instrument with a mouthpiece and holes for the fingers. Also called sweet potato.
Example sentences
  • What is Elgar's patented nobilmente doing beside the evocation of harmonicas and ocarinas?
  • The woodwind players are sometimes asked to play ocarinas, those strange lemon-shaped clay whistles with simple finger-holes all over them.
  • He had a small lyre strapped to his back, and a shining ocarina hanging from a cord around his neck.

Origin

late 19th century: from Italian, from oca 'goose' (from its shape).

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